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. >> have a great weekend everybody. welcome to "world news." tonight, help wanted. unemployment dropping to its lowest point in years. is this the rebound the country has been waiting for? speaking out, donald sterling makes his first public comments about what got him banned from basketball. to the rescue. a school bus engulfed in blames. and louis c.k., our person of the week. >> good evening on this friday night. a lot of news overseas as well as here at home.
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those headlines about the american workplace and hot news about jobs. 288,000 jobs added last month, the biggest surge in more than two years. unemployment shrinking down to 6 .3%. and unemployment hit a high of 10% during the recession. so, is this the real turnaround for american workers? here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: that promising new jobs number, also another number to keep an eye on. 32,000, that's how many new construction jobs were added. many of them, home builders. how does it feel to be a new hire? >> unbelievable. >> reporter: he had seen business picking up all over new jersey. >> i'm optimistic. >> reporter: feeling good. >> back to work, not two days here and two days here. >> reporter: it's also a welcome sign for would-be home buyers dealing with this.
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>> it's so competitive. >> reporter: bidding wars, soaring prices. barbara corcoran explains why. >> so much demand, not enough inventory. the builders can't catch up. just not enough houses to go around. >> reporter: new construction jobs mean about 10,000 new homes will go up this year. randy donna believes even more could be coming. >> last year, four projects under construction at this time of the year. right now, 11 projects coming. much better than last year. >> reporter: warren buffett telling us now is a good time to buy. >> if you plan to live in it for a significant period of time, buy it. one of the best purchases i made, 56 years ago, i bought the house i'm in today. >> reporter: and we're still a ways off from what you would consider a normal housing market. that would take another 500,000
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new homes that would create about 1 .5 million new jobs. next, to ukraine, a new boiling point on the ground. choppers downed by gunfire, odessa erupting in violence. as the united states is now forced to decide its next move. muhammad lila is in the ukraine. >> reporter: the street battles are now neighbor versus neighbor. in the city of odessa, explosions and tear gas. this battle cry, ringing out. on one side, those who want the country to stay united. on the other, those who want to separate, being supported by russia. the fighting sparking this fire at the separatist headquarters, leaving people dangling from windows. and at least 31 dead. elsewhere, pro-russian mobs hitting back, taking down two helicopters and stopping this
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armored carrier from advancing. all just a day after storming yet another government building. we're seeing petrol bombs, tear gas, stun grenades. the entire country is now on edge. city after city falling like dominos to pro-russian gangs. today, president obama, meeting with germany's angela merkel, took yet another shot at russian leader vladimir putin. >> what can't be taken into account is his suggestion that he has the right to violate the sovereignty of another country. that's not acceptable. >> reporter: but here on the streets, the anger is aimed at the united states. we asked this leader who he blames for violence. his answer doesn't need any translation. >> america, america. >> reporter: even as i'm talking, there are groups of armed men roaming the city. and the big question now is, will russian troops invade? diane?
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>> thank you so much. and now, the breaking story from the man at the center of the nba scandal. 80-year-old donald sterling breaking his silence about his taped comments that earned him a lifetime ban. ryan has this story. >> well, speaking to a magazine about his former companion, he said, i wish i had just paid her off. and also expressed remorse for the way this controversy has unfolded. all this happening as the nba is moving forward on plans to vote on his ouster as owner of the clippers. they will provide him a statement of his charges. he has five days to respond to the charges, and they will
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decide whether he loses the team. >> give me a sense of the timing. when could the owners make the decision? >> it could be a matter of weeks, and he has to speak in front of the owners. what he will say is anybody's guess. >> thank you, ryan. and now to a fresh reminder that intuition can be powerful to save lives. especially in this era of school violence. a woman followed her instincts, she took action, and her quick thinking may have prevented another tragedy. alex perez has the story. >> reporter: he looks like your average teenager, strumming his guitar. but tonight, prosecutors want to try 17-year-old john david ladue as an adult for allegedly plotting a sinister attack to kill his own family and bomb his
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school just days from now. police revealed the alleged plan yesterday, saying the potential massacre was stopped thanks to this woman, chellsie schellhas. >> he was walking on the road and cut over and cut through. >> reporter: police say he was heading when she saw him. he got suspicious. >> he was trying not to be seen. >> reporter: she called 911 and police arrived, seeing him in the storage locker. police say ladue had sketched out every detail of a plan, planning to kill his mother and father and then go to his school to carry out the rest of his attack. >> he intended to set off numerous bombs during the lunch hour, kill the school resource officer as he responded to help, set fires, and shoot students
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and staff. >> reporter: he admitted to placing explosives in a park in what he said were practice runs. tonight, chellsie is being hailed a hero. you may have saved lives, how does that feel? >> i'm glad i trusted my guts, and just the fact that we could have stopped him and didn't, it would have been a horrible feeling. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news. and now, the first american to have contracted the deadly mers virus. the often-lethal respiratory virus. he had recently returned from saudi arabia. tonight, he's in isolation in an indiana hospital. a team from the cdc investigating his contacts on his route from saudi arabia to
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chicago to indiana. and now a train accident, a new york city subway derailed. just after rush hour. hundreds of people forced to clim emergency ladders, emerging back on to the street. ron claiborne has the story. >> reporter: it happened just before 10:30 this morning, aboard a subway train packed with about 1,000 passengers. >> we were literally just sitting on the train like normal, and then the train just jerked so fast. >> reporter: the middle six cars derailing while rolling down the track. some passengers panicked, mistaking a thick dust cloud for smoke. >> i started to freak out. like, get us off this train. >> can you please sit down? >> reporter: it took more than an hour to get all those people off the subway, first responders leading them in small groups to safety. in march, it was a chicago subway crashing at an airport station.
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dozens injured. the operator of that train admitted dozing off. in today's subway incident, 19 people were injured. tonight, the cause is still under investigation. ron claiborne, abc news, queens, new york. and now, we want to tell you about a kind of british invasion in memphis. today, two princes, william and harry, paid their respects to the king of graceland. just one of the all-american moments. walking through memphis, including barbecue. here's linzie janis. >> reporter: going to graceland, princes william and harry arrive at the king's house -- the king of rock and roll, that is. right now, they are visiting the tomb of elvis, paying their respects to the king. william and harry are in town for their old friend guy pelly's wedding. and the heirs to the british throne last night were dressed
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down, visiting a famous bbq joint. rendezvous. the princes' chair. i feel like royalty. do you think that they enjoyed the food? >> i know that they did, because i saw how much they ate. >> reporter: what did they say? >> they loved the ribs. >> reporter: tomorrow's the big day. until then, it's friday night in memphis. linzie janis, abc news, memphis. up next, the rescue of a school bus, and the fast-acting hero that saved lives in the nick of time. it's how i look at life. especially now that i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. i was taking warfarin but wondered, could i focus on something better? my doctor told me about eliquis for three important reasons.
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>> reporter: take a look. this is near greenville, mississippi. a school bus from a local high school burned to the ground wednesday. it could have been a painful tragedy for families here, but postal worker bettye windom saved the day. >> we were yelling at them to get off the bus. >> reporter: she first saw the bus was starting to smoke, and pulled behind it. the driver of the bus and the students inside had no idea. >> it was smoking, but no flames. nothing. >> reporter: she was leaving a dealership in a brand new car. she honked her horn, but couldn't get the driver's attention. she says that's when she put the pedal to the metal, passed the bus, drove right in front of it, forcing it to come to a stop. >> we were honking, screaming, my sister was out the window, screaming at them. and then we finally got in front of them and slammed on the brakes.
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got them to get out of the bus. >> reporter: they helped them off just in time. it looked like this seconds later. burning, sky-high. police are still trying to find out what happened. steve osunsami, abc news. next, do you feel the need for speed? go along for a ride with a real top gun, and our friday "instant index." oints, i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on top of the world... [ crowd cheers ] the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common.
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and finally tonight, our person of the week is heralded right now as america's undisputed king of comedy. a new season of his show returns monday. he doesn't just make us laugh. he's kind of like the guy that's smarter about life, death, and what we're all doing between. ♪ he's the funny philosopher king of life, where everything is good, and everything is a little bit hopeless.
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>> how you doing? >> okay. good. >> on his show and off-screen, he shares custody of two daughters. and documents the reality of girls and the unglamorous guys. >> i'd like to make an it gets better ad for dumpy young guys. we could use a little help. listen, man, you're vaguely heavy with no face. zero value on the sexual marketplace. you feel invisible to the girls in school because you are. >> and we went to his favorite pizza joint, and talked about his show. he writes, directs, and edits, after a battering start. was there a period where you thought, cool dude. >> about myself? no, no.
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i never liked how i looked. i had thick hair and hated it. i was pale, skinny. and weird looking. >> in fact, his biography is full of surprises. his mother, an american. his father, a mexican economist. life changed when his parents divorced and his mother raised them alone. >> she was a very hard worker, my mom. >> did you talk to your dad? >> no, not much. sometimes it changes later in life. sometimes it doesn't. isn't it good? >> so good. >> yeah, it's really good. >> yet here he is, a television dad, and on twitter, attacking the core curriculum for taking the joy out of math. back on tv, talking to parents who want the truth on "saturday night live." >> there's no more joyful
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feeling in the human experience than when a child's play is over. nothing feels that good. that's who i am. i'm a real man. >> you get a feeling that alongside the truth teller, he's a kind of poet of hope and haplessness. laughter and loneliness. >> sometimes i think i don't need friends. >> you think it's because you're fat? >> louis, like a friend. familiar and consoling. we get the feeling you're benevolent. is that wrong? >> i don't know. >> you kind of want everybody to be whole, and their dreams be composed. >> dreams decomposing is not a bad thing. everybody's dream comes through, that's a bad thing.
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that's not a good idea. i don't wish everybody's dreams to be okay. i wish them to be okay with what they want. if you can go out into the world not letting it stop you when things don't go your way, then you're unstoppable. >> especially since sometimes, when it's 4:00 a.m., in the dark night of the soul, you never know who will come by and say, let's get some pancakes. ♪ and so we choose louis c.k. thanks for watching. we're always here at don't forget "20/20" tonight. david muir will be here all weekend. and just a shoutout to the kentucky derby. my old kentucky home. excited to see a new champion this weekend. and to all of you, good night.
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tonight a jury reaches a verdict on a major case of technology theft. >> you're going to hear from a 3-year-old vallejo girl. >> a local boat rental business falling victim to its own
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success. >> and live for a debut of the hook up truck the name says it all. it could be coming to your neighborhood, soon. >> apple wins another round in court tonight against one of it's biggest rivals. >> two giants have been facing off in san jose court for months suing each other, each claiming the other stole it's technology the verdict is in. apple wins, or does it? david? >> this is a complicated case where two giant smart phone makers the trial began in march and lasted through pril. now we're getting the verdict. two companies that have a lot on their, reputations on the line.
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battle has been over accusations that samsung used patented apple technology technology apple says was taking from its latest phones many claims of infringement was made the jury just returned it's verdict with apple, awarding $119 million not $2 billion it's seeking. half of the amount was for technology used in the galaxy s three. abc7 news is inside of the courtroom of judge lucy ko. giving time to absorb findings of the jury. it's important to note this is the second time they have faced